Samuel Adams Winter Lager | Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)

Samuel Adams Winter LagerSamuel Adams Winter Lager
BA SCORE
3.59/5
5,925 Ratings
Samuel Adams Winter LagerSamuel Adams Winter Lager
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
Massachusetts, United States
samueladams.com

Style: Bock

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.60%

Availability: Winter

Notes / Commercial Description:
Samuel Adams Winter Lager is a dark wheat bock. Bock beers are traditionally strong dark lagers.

This beer is a lager, and hence not a Weizenbock (an ale).

Added by BeerAdvocate on 01-25-2001

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#37,981
Reviews:
1,986
Ratings:
5,925
pDev:
13.37%
Bros Score:
3.73
 
 
Wants:
97
Gots:
1,325
Trade:
0
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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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4.38/5  rDev +22%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This might be the best beer from the Boston Beer Company. A perfect winter seasonal. Spiced with cinnamon, ginger and a hint of orange, I can't get enough. It's not strong, but the spices do help give the beer a warming property to it. It's a tasty, warming, drinkable beer to look for every year.

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3.21/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A- Brilliantly clear orange/amber in color. A pale tan head sticks around for a little while before fading away, leaving lots of thick lacing.

S- Caramel and orange peel predominate with a touch of peppery spice.

T- Smooth with a finish of orange peel, and a bit of a muddled crust flavor. Wasn't sure what this was spiced with until reading the bottle, I now notice that the cinnamon flavor slowly builds but I don't get the ginger at all.

M- Medium low body and low carbonation with the orange peel bitterness giving it a puckering effect.

O- I can't say I loved this one. The spice levels could've certainly been higher and the overall beer better balanced and interesting. It is a fairly easy drinker, just nothing exciting.

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3.4/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

I hate to generalize anything about beers but sometimes I feel that I must.

This beer is meant to be had at Christmas party's. Very drinkable, smooth, and not to overpowering so one can drink a bunch of them.

Taste is kinda average. Malty and sweet with the lightest hint of spices. Cinnamon and ginger a lil bit.

Great mouth feel for a winter warmer. Very refreshing and light. Does not cling longer than a half-second.

Not much to smell. Very average.

I love this beer for what it is... An everyday winter beer. Nothing wrong with that.

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Samuel Adams Winter Lager from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
Beer rating: 3.59 out of 5 with 5,925 ratings
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